Opening October 13 and running for two weekends, the Theatre Department at Lake Erie College will present The Memo by Vaclav Havel. Described by the director as dark comedy cross between The Office and Monty Python, The memo provides a satiric look at office politics. It is directed Lake Erie College professor of Theatre Jerry C. Jaffe.
The Memo begins with the protagonist Mr. Gross (played by LEC alum Cameron Zona ’22) receiving a memo in a new language he cannot read. It turns out this language is called “ptydepe” and has been brought into the office by his Deputy, Ms. Balas, played by Jasmyn Vislovsky. Like Alice in Wonderland, Gross goes on a journey into different offices and meets different eccentric characters as he struggles to keep his place in the office now driven by this mad language. He meets a ptydepe teacher played by local comedian Bill Benton, an academic played Chris D’Amico, a newly appointed chairperson played by LEC student Alice Madsen, and the head of a translation center played LEC Theatre major Vince Vitale.
Show times are: Thu. Oct 13th 2022, 7:30 pm Fri. Oct 14th 2022, 7:30 pm Sat. Oct 15th 2022, 7:30 pm Sun. Oct 16th 2022, 2:00 pm Thu. Oct 20th 2022, 7:30 pm Fri. Oct 21st 2022, 7:30 pm Sat. Oct 22nd 2022, 7:30 pm
Tickets and FREE and this performance is open to the public.